Weird Apple logo issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CoolStuffZone, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. CoolStuffZone macrumors newbie

    CoolStuffZone

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    I recently purchased a used MacBook Pro 3,1 off ebay for $130.00. There is a weird issue with the Apple logo on the back of the screen that wasn't in the description photos. There appears to be somekind of material outlined in black marker underneath the glowing logo. It really doesn't bother me, unless it might cause other issues down the road. The scratch on the back was in the description, but not the weird material underneath the logo. Does anybody have any idea what it might be? Should I return it? I've included some pictures. Thanks for any help.

    Sincerely,
    Renick Marsh
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  2. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    Definitely not normal. Not sure how it would affect your use of the machine.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors 604

    xraydoc

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    Looks like some sort of lens or filter came loose from the inside of the display. Perhaps something that should otherwise encircle the Apple logo from the inside.
     
  4. CoolStuffZone thread starter macrumors newbie

    CoolStuffZone

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    The seller offered a refund, but I decided to keep the laptop after all. After some extensive research it looks like the material behind the Apple logo is just a paper/film like filter. If it ever drops below the Apple logo, I'll just take the back of the screen off, and remove or replace the filter myself. It doesn't look that difficult...knock on wood. I think the sticky filter came loose during shipping. Anyway, all's good...no worries :) The following is a link to a YouTube video that shows how to replace the film.





    Thanks again.


    Sincerely,


    Renick Marsh
     

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